It is said that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit, the people you meet, knowledge you’ve consumed and also baldness and grey hairs. As entrepreneurs, learning doesn’t stop. We learn every day; from the feedbacks from customers, experiences from successful mentors, fellow
It is said that the difference between the “you” now and the “you” 20 years from now will be the places you visit, the people you meet, knowledge you’ve consumed and also baldness and grey hairs.
As entrepreneurs, learning doesn’t stop. We learn every day; from the feedbacks from customers, experiences from successful mentors, fellow entrepreneurs, the list is endless. Whether you meet someone in person or read a book he or she authors, people are pivot points that enable learning and foster personal growth for others.
The Eid holiday is around the corner, here is a way for you to unwind from the stress of work. Read any of these books to gain insights on how to better run your businesses.
1. The Startup Playbook: Secrets of the Fastest-Growing Startups From Their Founding Entrepreneurs by David Kidder
The title says it all. If you’re looking for a wide array of lessons learned and entrepreneurial experiences, this book is for you. Sharing insights from 41 different founders, The Startup Playbook covers everything from leadership lessons to finding one’s niche.
2. Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull
This book is a must-read for any business leader, not just the entrepreneur. It is filled with valuable insights about what creates, drives and sustains an innovative culture and compels a company to attempt what no other company has done. Remarkable lessons that only a CEO would know.
3. Zero to One: Notes Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel
The following excerpt sums up the concept of Theil’s book: “Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1.”
This bestseller is geared specifically towards the startup community as it offers invaluable advice on what to consider and what to avoid before moving forward. Additionally, the author offers his philosophy on business, which helps the reader generate new ideas he or she may not have considered previously.
4. ThinkerToys by Michael Michalko
The ability to create is just that — a developable ability — that can be learned and improved upon much like any other competency, and the author does just that in this creativity “bible.” After all, creativity and opportunity are what emboldens wannabe startup founders to take the plunge into the world of debt known as entrepreneurship. ThinkerToys, and its companion Thinkpad: A Brainstorming Card Deck, offers 33 different exercises and 56 cards that will spark your creativity.
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